Video: A little prayer for kindness
Video: A little prayer for kindness About 3,000 years ago, a Jewish songwriter who seemed in big trouble wrote a prayer to God, asking him to show some kindness and help him out of whatever problem he was facing at the time. Here's part of the prayer, excerpted from Psalm 31, in the new Casual English Bible. LORD, I need some kindness here. I’m in big trouble. I’ve cried my eyes red and dry. I’m weary to the bone And crushed in the spirit. I’ve known sorrow all my life. I’ve moaned my way through the years. My strength has collapsed, Weakened by my sin. My body is run down and used up. I have so many enemies now That everybody seems to hate me. Everyone who knows me dreads me. If they see me coming, They get going. I’m a shattered pot, a broken man. I’m as gone and forgotten as a dead man. I’ve heard my share of insults. I’m terrorized by people on all sides. They’re ganging up on me. But here’s the thing. I trust you, LORD. I remind myself, “You are my God.” You hold the days of my life In the palm of your hand. Shine some kindness on me. Save me because kindness is who you are.